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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    MTB-2 says the way to differentiate them is that you get tachycardia with RVI whereas with AV Block its bradycardia. Kaplan QID imq896m begs to differ. Of course you can tell with EKG, but if you don't have one and just go by physical signs what would you say a person with a recent MI who...
  2. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    In a patient with significant MS the following is NOT true except A) soft early diastolic murmur B) left parasternal heave suggest pulmonary hypertension C) displaced apex D) the opening snap occurring just before S2
  3. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    A 75 year-old man with history of hypertension presents to the emergency room with complaints of shortness of breath and palpitations. His vital reveal a heart rate 142/min, blood pressure 130/86, temperature 98.6 and oxygen saturation of 89% on room air. On auscultation, there are no...
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    can anyone please explain abg values for pulmonary embolism? everytime i think i have the got the concept n try a question..its wrong..:o:o thanks!!
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    Hi i have a confusion regarding the most accurate aortic aneurysm screening n patient presenting with acute pain or pulsatile mass is it U/s or ct scan ?? in kaplan q bank there's 2 questions but in each one different answer
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    which is the most accurate test for aortic dissection DX as in uworld it says CT, MRI, TEE while in MTB2 it says angiogram
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    is heparin indicated for unstable angina or is it only given for Non-STEMI? and if yes does it provide mortality benefit?
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    HI guys. I did cardio from UW and i am getting a low score in all the test avg around 57%, i was just wondering that is it only me who is getting such a score for most of the people posting in the forum have scores in 70%s so i am worried about this. I dont know how to improve my cardio. I did...
  9. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    So for NSTMI/UA this is what you use: abcximab before undergoing angioplasty for STMI: you would use clopidogril instead of abcximab. in MTB it says abcximab does not help in STMI. BUT in old archers video he used clopidogril, abcximab, and heparin in the same patient before undergoing...
  10. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    A 65 year old man with HTN presents to your office for evaluation of right leg pain that increases on walking about one block. The pain seems to disappear when he sits and takes rest for about 10 minutes. He is concerned because it is interfering with his exercise activity that his cardiologist...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    guys...please could you explain me.....why there is differences in y descent in pericardial tamponade and constrictive pericarditis..? absent y descent in cardiac tamponade....(due to elevated rt.atrial pressure that masks it..?) prominent y descent in constrictive pericarditis(square root...
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    Was wondering in the setting of a patient that comes into the ER with signs of CHF exacerbation would next best step in management be oxygen or loops? Or are these equally valid as the best initial management?
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    Confused about this: when do you rate control? If a patient is < 2 days or > 2 days with A-fib or A-flutter you would rate control first correct then do your cardioversion and anticoagulantion as needed?
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    A 72 year old man with history of Diabetes Mellitus is rushed to the emergency room by the EMS 30 minutes after he collapsed at his home with severe left sided chest pain. Upon arrival, the patient was found to have very low blood pressure at 70/40 mm Hg. Chest examination revealed diffuse...
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    A 30 year old woman is evaluated in your office during a routine antenatal visit. Her previous pregnancy 2 years was uneventful. She is now presenting at 12 week gestation. The patient has been compliant with antenatal vitamin supplements. She reports mild early morning nausea and vomiting. On...
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    What exactly is the difference between Wolf Parkinson White WPW and Atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia AVRT? They both use an accessory pathway. They both can be anterograde or retrograde. I have always been confused by this. Any help differentiating the two?
  17. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi friends I need your help to differentiate between the following: Situational syncope, Orthostatic syncope, Vasovagal syncope, Postural syncope, and Cardiac syncope.:rolleyes::rolleyes: Thanks
  18. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 73 year old woman presenting to vascular clinic for routine follow up for AAA - discovered by an abdominal ultrasound 2 years ago before laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The last measurement(6 months ago) of AAA size was 4.0 cm. In clinic, the patient reports with recent back pain in last 2...
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    Hey Guys :) Can you tell me what is the management of STEMI, Non-STEMI, Unstable angina? each one in emergency,floor and then after admission, Please ?
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    Hi friends i need your help UW in one of the Q explanation mentioned that in hemodynamically stable patient with SVT the first treatment is Adinosine which is treatment of choice, and Carotid message is option if Adinosine is not available. And in other Q explanation mentioned that...
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